Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC said it would delay the delivery of 14,000teu containership Feng Ming to Canadian shipowner Seaspan as it needs extra time for maintenance after the ship was damaged during typhoon Meranti earlier this month.
The vessel, which was scheduled for delivery in December, was blown off the CSBC yard during the typhoon and hit a container terminal operated by Yang Ming Marine. CSBC has towed the vessel back to its yard and found the bow of the ship has been severely damaged and needs to be replaced.
The vessel is one of five 14,000 teu containerships Seaspan ordered at CSBC, with all the vessels to be chartered to Yang Ming Marine upon delivery.
Shortly after the incident Gerry Wang, head of Seaspan, told Splash that the ship had only “superficial damage so nothing material” and that its delivery time was unlikely to change.
According to CSBC, the delivery of the vessel will now be delayed by at least two or three months.